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of authority. using the uniform to get citizens to submit. >> he said you come with me and takes the boy. my understanding is took the boy inside the house without the parents. then they heard a thud sounding like a body hitting the floor. >> reporter: the parents tell the attorney when they raced into the house : >> the son is leaning back with his hands behind his back. with his back up against the sofa and the officer is about 2 feet away from him towering over him with his right hand on his duty weapon. >> reporter: former prosecutors say the cop's job is on the line. >> well, if he's charged with a felony false imprisonment which is restraining liberty under the color of authority or by force that's a serious felony and that officer would not be able to continue on as police officer if he's convicted from that. >> reporter: i went to his front door tonight he tells me he cannot comment on the case because it involves minors. his attorney says this was an officer trying to scare a wayward teen straight. i can tell you about four minutes of this was captured on cell phone video. neither s
on capitol hill and anne makovec shows us what to expect from the hearing. >> reporter: the hearing is just getting under way in washington, d.c. the goal, assessing what happened before and after the explosion in san bruno. the hope is that it will lead to stronger safety practices for natural gas pipeline and here's live look at that hearing. it is about to start in washington, d.c. it's a meeting of the surface transportation and marchant marine infrastructure safety and security subcommittee. you can see people are about to start taking their seats. barbara boxer there on the left-hand side of your screen. we are expecting to hear from senators boxer and feinstein. the president of pg&e christopher johns, as well as the mayor of san bruno, the california public utilities commission and the ntsb, which is in charge of the investigation into what happened in san bruno. last week, feinstein and boxer introduced a bill to double the number of term pipeline inspectors, increase the penalties for pipeline safety violations and require automatic electronic shutoff valves wherever possible. it
house correspondent bill plante is a traveling with the president an joins us now from the u.n. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning, harry. the president will make a plea for mideast peace today, telling leaders at the u.n. the u.s. supports the efforts of freeing the world of nuclear weapons but the expected midterm staff shake-up seems to be under way. president obama's inner circle appears to be moving on out of the west wing. cbs news learned that david a l axelrod moving to chicago next spring for a campaign for re-election. the dominos don't stop there. ram emanuel, the president's chief of staff may leave the white house next month. he told colleagues he's very likely to run for mayor of chicago. gibbs told reporters on air force one, i'm not going to rule anything in or out. he's in the process of thinking through what's best for rahm. the staff shake-up comes as the president addresses the u.n. general assembly this week to focus on america's place as a global leader. >> let me be clear. the united states of america has been and will remain the global leader in pr
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and the league open an investigation. she shares her story with us in the studio. early this tuesday morning, the studio. early this tuesday morning, september 14th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> it is a tuesday. we welcome you all to a special west coast updated edition. 7:00 a.m. pacific time of "the early show" and want to get to breaking news this morning. in iran, american hiker sarah shourd out of prison after days of confusion and more than a year after she and two companions were arrested and accused of spying. elizabeth palmer is in london with the very latest. liz, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, what ri. yes, sarah shourd's lawyer spoke to cbs news not so long ago and confirmed she was released from evin prison and traveling to the gulf where her family's waiting for her. >> breaking news that we have coming in right now -- >> reporter: almost immediately iran's english language tv made an official announcement. >> iran released the u.s. national sarah shourd. the other two americans are in detention. they were$w >> reporter: s
the dmv. law enforcement tells cbs 5, the pair used addresses in the application process that put their legal residences inside the fire zone. >> it was to obtain identification that was not their identification and it was in an effort to get identification for somebody else who did live within the site. our belief was it was in an effort to be able to then go and make an application to get some of the funds that are being provided to victims of the event. >> reporter: five felony charges have been filed. they are commercial burglary, perjury, felony filing of a false document, identity theft, and welfare fraud. when smith and justin applied for the licenses, they caught the eye of dmv investigators, who then alerted san bruno police. at a press conference today, county law enforcement agencies were clear about what would happen to anyone trying to run a scam in the fire zone. >> we view them as vermin. and we are going to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law, meaning we're going to charge them with everything we can charge them with. we are not going to plea bargain wi
the focus, corrosion caused by bacteria. ann joins us from san bruno to explain this. ann. >> reporter: pg&e is refusing to talk so far this morning we are hoping for solid answers later on this afternoon. there is concern about corrosion coming from the inside of some of their pipelines. in the meantime, day two of demolition and clean up here in the san bruno neighbourhood that was demolished by the explosion. we finally got a chance to go beyond the barriers to get a closer look at what remains. a once thriving neighbourhood reduced to shades of grey. ash covering everything that stands and everything that stands, won't stand for long. a site that can crack even someone who does this for a living. >> on the emotional side, it is heart wrenching. >> reporter: the debris is being separated into what is recyclable and what is going to the dump. >> everything is decimated except for the things that are metal down to the wiring once holding together the wheels. >> reporter: as the clean up process continues so does the investigation into what caused this. >> the whole community wants answers
lyles shows us the classmates warrant closures could lead to violence. >> reporter: we are live outside richmond city council chambers and inside there have been more than 40 speakers who spent the past two hours offering commentary as to why all three of those schools should remain open. now the richmond city council must figure out or at least find 1 1/2 million dollars to keep those schools open for the next two years. now one city councilman tells us tonight he and the board are feeling financially bullied, but a pending election just may assure all three of those schools stay open. closing kennedy high school is more like a lecture in history. >> there's been generations pass through this school. >> reporter: a seminar on psychology. >> it's like a home wrecker, like tearing down schools. >> reporter: and a term paper on how to encourage social unrest. >> why don't they do some other school. therefore, you combine those two, it would be like massive destruction to the school. >> reporter: but for a school with lagging enrollment it seems the thing for the school board. >> there see
week days 11:00 a.m. cbs5.com enjoy your labor daisy you tomorrow. >> u.s. open at 8 >>> good monday morninhi >>> good monday morning on this labor day. i'm erika hill along with harry smith on the plaza. harry is being double duty. he is working on a little crowd excitement management. you confessed you were having problems this morning. >> if you do this, it will work. >> i feel better already. >> coming up, they say truth is stranger than fiction. that's the case in this story. a nurse here in new york had not seen her father in more than 40 years. since she was a baby. until he was admitted to her unit as a patient. we'll speak about this amazing twist of fate and the emotional reunion that followed. >> everything happens for a reason they say. >>> and all the great photos you took this summer, maybe the ones from christmas still sitting in your camera or on your computer, we'll help you share them with the world. great ideas how to make all the pictures come alive, including a picture frame to turn any photo into a moving picture. or turning your tv into a giant greeting
on the bus. >> exactly. good to have you with us this morning. you saw some of the pictures from the wildfire. you know the area really well in colorado. we are going to bring thank you latest on the fires. dozens of homes burned. including four homes that belonged to firefighters fighting the blaze. >> also coming up this morning, you heard about the controversy near ground zero, proposed building of the islamic cultural center there. will have been all kinds of people protesting this. one of them is a preacher from florida. he has been on the march on this. he promised to burn a koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 -- anniversary. and it has gotten an interesting response from the commander of our troops in iraq. he says it is really bad. we will have more on that. >> we want to get to this first breaking news this morning. out of control wildfire around the area of boulder, colorado. tropical storm hermine, texas coming along the shore of the texas/mexico border. we will hear from don teague. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. winds fueled this fast moving fire. but the winds
an update on t >>> don't tell us people are not missing when we know people are missing. >> an update on the death toll from the san bruno pipeline explosion. some neighbors say they are being kept out of the loop. the anger rising over the search for the missing. >>> we take a closer look at the source of the explosion as many residents prepare to return to their homes. what federal inspectors discovered on that piece of pipeline at the center of the disaster. >>> 7:30 a.m. on sunday morning september 12th i am phil matier. >> i am julie watts. want to get right to our top story conflicting reports on the number of dead in san bruno blast. the coroner's office revised the number of people killed in thursday's explosion back down to 4. now yesterday investigators had increased it to 7. some confusion may be cleared up this morning at a press conference scheduled to begin in just about 30 minutes. here is what we do know. at least 6 people are still missing. and dogs searching the san bruin know neighbourhood where the gas pipe exploded may have discovered more victims. a
a little too smart? apple trying to change the way our phones look back at us. we've all seen the videos: i'm dana king. >> good evening. i'm ken bastida. >>> first we've all seen the videos, people using cell phones to record police officers, usually doing something that makes the cops look pretty bad. well, now some officers in the bay area have started wearing their own cameras to record your every move. robert lyles shows us how to spot them. >> reporter: suited up to patrol the streets of oakland once meant a badge and a gun. now officers say it means a recording device as well. >> just for that, so i can record myself when i stop people. >> reporter: motor officer jason scott has been paranoid complaints and lawsuits alleging officer misconduct have increased exponentially in the past decade. usually rooted in a battle of he said she said. >> stop this gentleman for having no plates on his vehicle. >> reporter: but that's about to change. >> this is the new age of policing. >> reporter: you might call it policing 2.0. 15 oakland officers are now wearing on their chests the portable re
for joining us? >> the san jose police officer is in the water. he is under investigation for pretending to arrest his stepdaughter's boyfriend. anne makovec is in san jose to show us what prompted him to handcuff a 15-year-old boy. >> reporter: he is accused of doing something that a lot of fathers would probably like to do, placed handcuffs on the boy who is accused of having sex with your child. but this is something that can land him in handcuffs. riding a police motorcycle and wearing a full uniform, a veteran san jose police officer is accused of abusing his authority driving to the home of this 14-year-old stepdaughter's 15-year-old boyfriend and handcuffing him for having sex with her. >> the handcuffs are the dethis case. if it's just a lecture and the officer being upset as any parent would be in this situation, that's one thing. but the minute you put handcuffs to scare somebody, that's where it could rise to the level of false imprisonment. a very serious allegations. >> reporter: sex between teenagers is a misdemeanor but citations are rare, especially from a parent. >> it i
they did on the way out. >> you know the obvious rules, but there's a single mistake most of us make. the test on how clean your kitchen is. >>> tonight, you will see if for yourself, a south bay family releasing the video of what they say is a police officer pretending to arrest their son for fooling around with his stepdaughter. >> reporter: it's a cell phone video secretly shot by the boy's father. it shows the cop towering over the 15-year-old. he was scolded and yelled at for having sex with his 14-year- old stepdaughter. he said she was not ma sure enough for -- mature enough for normal-to-normal day tasks. >> she has to be reminded to take a shower a couple of times a week. >> reporter: for a few moments it's silent and then he is written up for sexual assault charges. >> i will write up a report, and it will be up to them if they file charges on you for having sex with a minor. it does not bode well for you. do you know what that means? >> no. >> it's not a good thing that the person you had sex with is a cop's daughter. a cop's daughter is not someone you mess around with. >
after blaming the u.s. for the 9/11 attacks. we'll talk with sarah shourd, the american hiker locked up in iran more than a year about what life was like in prison. >>> and mom arrested as these two girls fight, you can hear the mother of one of them cheering on her daughter. >> get her, sarah. get her, sarah. >> now she faces charges of child abuse. early this friday morning, september 24th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> the weekend is upon us. good friday morning to all of you. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. >> let's get right to the dangerous flooding. heavy rains left many areas covered in several feet of water and more rain in the forecast today. holly wagner of minneapolis station wcco-tv brings us up to date from owatonna minnesota. >> reporter: here in southern minnesota, the intense early autumn rain triggered flooding that flooded homes, the water kept rising through the night and the rain isn't over yet. the high water forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. floodwaters overwhelmed the town of owatonna where residents battled
and they hope to be able to identify these people sometime later this evening. they are going to have to use dental records. 52 people are injured, among the man we have been talking about greg. he has an amazing story to tell because he lives at 100 glenview drive right where the explosion took place. wait until you hear what he has endured for the last 24 hours. >>> all of a sudden, i was just walking and my floor completely came --wood floors went like --exploded up, threw me against the wall. after it threw me, i got up, went to the back door, and i looked at the back door and i saw my hot tub and everything was on fire, my backyard -- flames were shooting across my backyard. i opened the door and black smoke came in and i sucked it in and i went oh, man, i'm in trouble here. >> reporter: unimaginable trouble. chopper 5 took these pictures of greg's neighborhood as it was burning. >> as i opened the front door, it exploded in my face. and i fell back and like asphalt from the ground was shooting into the house. so i slammed the door shut. >> reporter: his first thought was for his neighb
of this country. you know, they say time heals all wounds and i kind of say this every use. i don't know if it applies in this case looking at live pictures now of ground zero. still very raw. >> nine years later. >> hard to believe it has been nine years. coming up on this broadcast not only will we visit on the remembrance ceremony that takes place a bit later in the morning but also have an exclusive look at progress being made at ground soshgs the buildings are now starting to really kind of jump up off street level right now. >> something a lot of people wanted to see. >> you can see tangible progress finally. first normally a dave reflection and remembrance this year the anniversary marked also by controversy, the evangelical pastor who threatened to burn the koran as an actist protest against muslims is in new york this morning and we begin our coverage at ground zero this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after a series of confusing and conflicting statements in florida, pastor terry jones told reporters last night he is always talked out. his presence here in new
. >>> cal grad sarah shoark back in the u.s. after more than a year in iranian prison. what she plans to do the moment she reaches new york. >> mostly i will miss your laughter. >> a mothers anguish over the loss of daughter. how friends and family remembered one of the young victims of the san bruno pipe explosion. >>> san bruno, the first toll lane that doesn't cross a bridge. >>> 7:30 a.m. the 19th of september. good morning i am julie watts. >> i am phil matier. we have a lot of news and talk to cover in the next hour. we are in the final month before the november elections and across the board. there is no clear front runners. we will talk about what both parties are going to need to do if they want to win this election. >>> plus later in the wake ofanti muslim sentiment a chance to show a different side. >>> and how health leaders in one bay area county are fighting back against an outbreak of whooping cough. >>> we will get to that in just a moment first leading the news this morning friends and family bid a fond farewell to one of the youngest victims of the san bruno pipeline explo
. >> yeah, cooling down a bit. low pressure system down to the south of us in baja giving us more clouds today and also giving us cooler temperatures. we'll take a look at those cooler temperatures in just a few moments. in the meantime, here's a look at your traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, tracy. we are just getting word of a serious accident in oakland westbound 580 approaching grand avenue. it sounds like a car flipped over. chp is heading to the scene now. we are watching these sensors. so far they haven't changed color. so far they are still showing green. but we'll continue to check that if you are heading towards the macarthur maze something to be aware of. we also still have this injury crash in city streets in san francisco at 6th and folsom. police are still on scene and apparently one lane of 6th street is blocked near the intersection. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >>> hey, thanks, elizabeth. -- that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >>> california's first execution in nearly five years has been put on hold and may not happen u
harness, he is using sophisticated suckings cups on his hands and feet and stir republicans attached to the suckings cups. he told police it would only take him an hour to get to the top as he did have a conversation with officers on the ground but as i say he is going on three hours now. police and fire department personnel are here, they are telling us the strategy is to let him time climb to top, they are checking in to see if he is okay. and then at the top he will be arrested by san francisco police officers. the skyscraper man is dan goodwin, in a press release he handed oughton the ground before his climb he said he is doing this for two reasons, one to draw attention the vulnerability of skyscrapers to terrorist attack. of course september 11th is a few days aday. and secondly to draw attention to cancer. in his press rehe's he describes himself as a cancer survivor that he once felt so hopeless he contemplated jumping off the golden gate bridge. he is carrying a flag to unfurl at the top. he claims to have scaled not only the world trade center but the sears tower, these are
is a big concern as the downpours continue to hit us, coming through overnight and into the morning hours. the rain picking up on us moments ago. the worst of what we're being told is dealing with this all morning and not going away any time soon as we're expected to continue dealing with the flooding and water collecting and gathering in south florida as the day goes on. harry? >> thank you very much. we want to go to dave price and find out where this storm is headed. good morning, sir. >> you know what? she was right. just beginning to see the storm pick up. not well organized right now but goes over the florida peninsula, south florida, out into the atlantic and where it gets energy. and that rotation is going to be more well formed. the biggest concerns, once it moves through florida, rolling into the carolinas, places like wilmington already pounded and another three, possibly to eight inches of rain expected as this system begins to zoom on up the coast. and again, it is going to follow a quick path all the way through to the northeast. but the biggest concerns tomorrow, what could
like it. we used everything we had. at one point, we just tried to contain the flames, tried to just keep it in a plume, and that was our objective, and obviously it was so powerful, it blew right through our stream. >> the explosion severed a water line, delaying rescue efforts. firefighters were forced to improvise, running hoses from a nearby neighborhood, knocking down fences along the way. >>> dozens of homes were destroyed in the blast. and this morning, the wait is over for some of those families left wondering if their home is still standing. kit doe was there as neighbors learned the fate of their homes. >> reporter: here at the main red cross shelter in san bruno, they came looking for news, good or bad. >> the list that's being distributed to you identifies a total of approximately 38 properties that have been visually evaluated as a total loss. >> reporter: the city of san bruno gather add group of homeowners to handout all at once, a list of addresses of damaged or destroyed properties. >> your house has no evidence of damage. >> okay, cool, thank you. >> reporter: for s
in washington, thank you. >>> joining us now to talk about the primaries and what happens in november are democrat strategist tonya acker in los angeles and republican strategist dan bartlett in austin, texas. good morning to you both. >> good morning, harry. >> good morning. >> dan, let's talk about this. you got delaware. you got kentucky. you got alaska, utah. one after another after another. are all of the tea party victories good for the republican party? >> well, when you have a situation like with mike castle getting beat in delaware it gives you pause because it's going to be very difficult if not impossible for republicans now to gain that seat in the united states senate. having said that, though, harry, the intensity gap that we are seeing between the two parties this election cycle is mainly being fed by the tea party movement on the republican side so net-net it's still a gain. the prospect of taking over the house of representatives would not happen without this vibrant activity within the tea party so while you have the types of anomalies like we saw last night with mik
right now it's kind of -- it's a sad time for us so we are just trying to get this neighborhood back together. >> reporter: that seems to be what is the hardest part. a lot of residents grasping what happened and now trying to move forward and go on with this clean-up effort. a massive clean-up effort. and as you can imagine, there's been a lot of rattled nerves and with it comes a lot of false alarms. in fact, one that happened today, a second school was evacuated after teachers reported smelling gas in their classrooms. this time at crestmoor elementary school in san bruno. a pg&e spokesman said there was no indication of a gas leak, although classes were cancelled. officials say the smell was likely caused by a heater turned on. pg&e says they have been receiving more calls since the pipeline explosion. now, the environmental health services met with residents today in san bruno. it was a closed meeting. a lot of questions the residents had were, what are we going to do with the clean-up, who is going to pay? the county has a couple of options. they can foot the bill or the county
avenue. don knapp shows us what the investigators found at the scene. >> reporter: the chp says speed and maybe alcohol were factors in the violent crash that claimed one life, left two with major injuries, and two with the bmw minor injuries. all of those high schoolers. two of the injured taken to san bernadino hospital, the other to marin general. >> the bmw behind us lost control, into the path of a big rig, and was struck. >> the driver of the big rig was uninjured. a long line of skid marks indicates a tire blew out, officer loudon sails, the skid marks beginning at what appears to be an older roadside memorial for a motorcyclist. >> it was a crash. we did find alcohol beverage containers in or about the vehicle but we have not determined it to be a factor yet. >> at novato high, some heard of the crash, but after a late in the day special teacher's meeting there what is no meeting of students. >> so he thinks he may know one or more of the victims. >> somebody i know had classes together, we would see each other every day, was involved in a horrible car accident. doesn't make m
used to try to avoid commercials, now millions of us watch them over and over online just for fun. "early" this saturday, september just for fun. "early" this saturday, september 4th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> hey, good morning, everyone. welcome to ""the early show"" on this saturday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> sadly it's the unofficial into summer but not for us. >> yeah, not for us. >> we're having a summer here on the plaza. we have a huge party planned. >> we also have a really huge gift planned for three very deserving women. they have been doing good deeds for their communities. erica, tori and stephanie will be joining us later. they've been doing such great things for their own community, we wanted to do some pampering for them today. >> they deserve it. we can't wait to see what we've done with them in about two hours from now. >>> let's get to our top story this morning. what began as an intense hurricane ended when earl lost its punch when it pushed north. dean reynolds is in chatham, massachusetts, to assess the damage there. dean, go
power to about 30,000 people. so they are not used to that weather. september, mid september, we're not really used to rain showers, whatever you want to call it. >> it's in the forecast. it's been misty and drizzly all day, too. here's our golden gate bridge shot, that sums is up best. windshield wipers. we're used to that for the morning commute. but noontime we usually clear. not so much at the coast. the farther inland, you will vmi proving conditions. but along the coastline, low clouds are in effect for today. 80s inland. areas of follow fog developing inland in the valleys. fog and drizzle at the bay, more fog and drizzle for the coastline with temperatures essentially in the 50s. we are watching beautiful satellite and radar here. the west coast. and it is showing the clouds coming in associated with the frontal system as it pushes closer to the bay area, we'll have more clouds developing, we are expecting a cloudy saturday, more clouds than today especially inland and in addition to that, eventually a chance of rainfall will be moving in with the system. the best chance
of a possible copycat attack with us in the studio early this friday, copycat attack with us in the studio early this friday, september 17th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good friday morning. oh. to you. still waking up this. i i'm erica hill. foggy in new york city. >> i'm harry smith. good morning, everybody. breaking news this morning. you will never guess who showed up in a prison in peru. right? it was beth holloway trying to pay a visit to joran van der sloot and face to face for a couple minutes. >> natalee holloway's mom. >>> people here in new york talking about this and not just new york affected. some really unusual weather for the area in new york city yesterday. huge storms rolled through around rush hour. hail, powerful winds. there was a huge thunderstorm. sideways rain and a possible tornado. dave price joining us this morning in queens and forest hills, new york, where the storm hit the hardest with the latest this morning. talk about some destruction, dave. >> erica, you know, typically with this weather like this happens, we thohead in a plane southwest and new yor
use. >> the impact we had is very similar to one of the programs we had, it is called the squires program where the students are going into san quentin and having conversations with inmates who are giving them the message of don't make the mistakes i have. >> updating the conditions now of the five students, the driver and the four passengers of the -- of the four passengers, one died. one was upgraded from very critical condition to serious condition. and the remaining two treated at a hospital and released. as for the driver, he is still in police custody at the hospital, suffering from mild to moderate injuries. allen? >> sharon chen in novato with the latest, thanks. >>> in a few hours, we will learn the exact location of pg&e's most dangerous natural gas pipelines in california. the state's public you tills commission asked the utility for that information following the explosion in san bruno. the section of pipe that blew up there is being examined now to try to determine exactly what caused the blast. the mercury news reports pg&e told san jose and millipitas city leaders t
to promote its sfo routes as well as free rides on "spare the air" days. there is the moneymaker used at sports stadiums across the country, naming rights. >> i think it would be good to name a station after me. [ laughter ] >> at the right price, possibly. but that idea may not fly since customers associate stations with cities and landmarks. >> they know where embarcadero is in san francisco. they know where oakland citycenter is. these are geographical places we want to stick with that theme. it's been that way for many, many years. the board solidified that in 2001 and they don't particularly want to change it. >> reporter: bart says 90% of revenue comes from the fare boxes and sales tax. multimedia advertising is just one of many ideas being floated to raise more money. one other thing to consider, whether using ads to turn on the cash flow might turn off folks who ride. >> as a young person who is constantly bombarded by advertisements and different venues all over the place and i'm one of the main targets of a lot of advertisers, i don't enjoy it very much. >> reporter: well, i
enforce. and author of member rows, outlining the use of torture on suspect president obama believes many checks checks will share us up from the birden of government. >>> the. moderate republicans are looking for a counterstrategy. formerred as vier to president bush said they have tapped into the voter frustration and anger but does not represent millions of american in the middle. >> reporter: new york governor said he will promote the democrats and republicans this fall. back here, jason explains what attracts him to the party. >> it's primarily the fiscal university. if you're someone like me who wants to be involved, it's nice for people to put their money where the mouth is. >> reporter: scott grown says it respects his family's doctor trig. >> i so happy to be black. i'm employed that i have a lot of family members who served the military. we believe in your individual freedom, and i have never found it, but i found it here. >> a new organization called no labels has formed to counterearn the red rick. they will try to get republicans and democrats reach across the aisle because n
. the bus driver tells us that she heard one crash and then another crash and then another crash and then finally she felt the impact on herself. she immediately knew that it was a chain reaction collision out here. amazingly only four people hurt in the crash. but macarthur is closed eastbound. you cannot exit off 580 here. but quite a scene out here. we'll stay out and monitor it for the time being but for now the, back to you. >> thank you. kiet, i have to assume no one was in the back seat of that silver car? >> reporter: no. if they had been, then chance are they would probably not have survived. >> absolutely. all right, kiet do in oakland, thank you. >>> it's a business with 50 years of history in san francisco's mission district and a loyal customer base. but re-opening this neighborhood store has sparked lots of opposition because of what it sells, guns. simon perez is in san francisco with the decision tonight. simon. >> reporter: dana, san francisco has been without its only gun store since february. but today the san francisco permit department gave the go- ahead to
. we begin with joe vazquez who gives us an up close look at the wreckage. >> reporter: right now we're at sneath and skyline fully a mile from the impact scene, but as you can see, this road is blocked off by chp and, in fact, police officers from different jurisdictions are blocking an entire swath of neighborhoods not even close to the scene telling frustrated neighbors they can't go in because it's a crime scene. there's no tape, but an officer told us there's an imaginary line here we are not allowed to cross. earlier today when reporters wanted to get close, they were told you could only do so with a government minder. they call that a pull situation. we hiked about a mile in through rough terrain to bring you these pictures. sconed earth, a close-up look at the -- scorched earth, a close-up look at the center of the san bruno blast shows the consequences of the gas main rupture. the explosion obliterated homes in the middle of the crestmoor canyon neighborhood. the closest homes were leveled. all that's left in some are chimneys. we found large chunks of asphalt that had been
bugging us? more and more places across the country folks would answer that question by cursing the name of a very tiny pest. the creature is so annoying it leaves the afflicted no choice but to call in the dogs and the experts as martha teichner will report in our cover story. >> reporter: meet man's best friends but a bed bug's worst enemies. >> good boy. >> reporter: if you've got bed bugs, bed-bug sniffing dogs are the most reliable way to find them. and we don't want to scare you but.... >> it's conceiveable that at some point everyone that you know will have dealt with them in one way or another. >> reporter: the bed bug blues. later this sunday morning. >> osgood: time machines that can take us back to the past are an impossibility according to many experts. they must not know about the machines our john blackstone will be showing us. >> reporter: many of the classic automobiles gathered at pebble beach are makes that disappeared decades ago. pierce arrow, packard, duesenberg, delage-- on the road again in a highly competitive beauty contest. >> everyone on the field wants to win
phillips for us in london, thank you for that update. we appreciate it. >>> now to the floods in the upper midwest. residents in parts of minnesota and wisconsin trying to dry out this morning but the flooding may not be over yet. heather brown of our minneapolis station wcco is live from owatonna, minnesota with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the rivers have started to go down here but the water is still here. scenes like this gas station are common across southern minnesota, the water stuck in these areas. at this point, we don't know how much all of this will cost but the governor has said he will ask for a special legislative session to figure out how to pay for it, all of this because of record rainfall in just a single day. streets turned into rivers, back yards into lakes. across the upper midwest schools flooded and bridges washed away as heavy rain led to rivers overflowing their banks. as much as 10 inches fell in 24 hours in areas of wisconsin and minnesota. the rain let up friday and some rivers are receding but many forced out of their homes can't return. power sta
.c. and hollywood. >> home at last. after spending 13 months in a prison in iran, sarah shourd is back on u.s. soil and begging for the release of her two companions. >> bear attack. a washington man is mauled while walking his dog as his wife steps in. >> oh, god, his head is all bashed in and he's dying. >> we'll talk with her how she helped save his life early this monday morning, september 20, 2010. >> good good morning from new york. good to be back with all of you. good to be back with you as well, harry. >> good morning. welcome back. baby pictures later. good morning. first lots of big news especially in terms of hurricane igor. bermuda just now waking up to the devastation, caused by the powerful storm. our dave price is here and he has the latest. dave. >> good morning, harry. igor is weakening as it continues to pound bermuda. this is a huge storm but as it passed over the island it left a trail of destruction in its wake. people are just beginning to see it all. igor's eye passed just 40 miles to the west of bermuda. this monster storm was downgraded to a category one just before dawn o
's plan to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. the pastor terry jones insists he will set fire to the koran on september 11th. we will talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> close call. a lion and a popular vegas resort tries to take bite out of his trainer. it is all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8th, 2010. "early" this wednesday morning, "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> hooray. halfway there. a little more than halfway there. there's a lot to get to this morning. we will talk more about that wild attack we saw the video of. we do want to get to the politics and the economy. there is the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning president obama is off to cleveland. we are going to unveil proposed tax breaks to boost the economy ask get people back to work. he's also signalling the texases on the wealthiest ame
will be read then by an overhead antenna. if you are a single drive using the express lane without fastrak, you are subject to a ticket from the chp. >> we are currently drafting a management plan in regards to these lanes so that our officers have a full understanding as to what their purpose is out there and as to how we are going to conduct our enforcement. >> now, things get a little more complicated when it comes to fast track, though. since carpoolers, motorcycles, qualified low emission vehicles are still allowed to use the lanes for free, they have to hide their fastrak transponder from the antenna using a special mylar bag that comes with the device. otherwise, their transponder will charge them whatever fee is in effect at that point. all the money collected will help to potentially build a northbound express lane here along 680. now, it's going to be confusing for drivers. authorities are concerned about that. we have a lot of information right now on our website, cbs5.com. click on "newslinks" including information on the entry and exits. because that is all not going to be the same
. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm dana king. most of us will never know what it was like for those first responders on the ground, but today, some of them tried to explain it. john ramos on how they describe that inferno. >> i was on the way back to school night. i was at crestmoor elementary school. >> i was at my son's baseball practice when my wife and i saw the explosion. >>> reporter: most people ran from the inferno that night but as always, there are those whose job it is to run toward it. some of them told their stories today. >> initially, we're thinking that a jet airplane went down from san francisco airport and then when the second call came in for south city fireworks i personally was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> reporter: when the explosion happened the fireball could be seen all over the bay area but it was right here at the crest of this hill that first responders got their first look at what they were dealing with. >> we have a whole neighborhood on fire and we have incredible heat and fire. many homes are burning. and as we took the turn, there were
. but this all that burned-out rubble anne makovec shows us some people are finding hope. >> it's not really worth saving but we did anyway >>> reporter: the only decipherable items left over from their three-bedroom home now fit in this box. >> like there are baseball cards in here and so i don't know why we took this. but we did. or an old yearbook, something like that. >> reporter: one week after the gas explosion decimated their neighborhood, the family suited up in hazmat gear to sift through the rubble that was once their home on glenview drive. >> it's like -- it's kind of like going to, i don't know, a cemetery. just everything was dead, you know? no life left to it. >> reporter: what was that life, the digging through rubble? >> it kind of felt like, you know, i don't know, like you weren't going to anything. that's the hard thing, is you're digging and you have so much stuff. >> reporter: adam and his mother mary weren't home at the time of the explosion. but dad greg was and barely escaped. he was badly burned when i got the chance to meet with him the day after the blast. he has
into the heart of oakland. and tonight she is making her presence very well known. robert liles shows us how. robert? >> reporter: dana, consider this. oakland vote ersie elected jerry brown mayor twice, in fact this city is largely made up of registered democratic voters, but behind me is not an office for a democratic gubinatorial candidate, instead it's the republican candidate. so does all of this prime leased space mean that meg whitman is offering up a window into a winning campaign or into a political blunder? meg whitman's campaign says the gubinatorial hopeful opened this satellite campaign office at lake shore and 580 in mid- july for one reason. >> we believe the election will be very close so we need to fight inform every vote, every vote in oakland, every vote in san francisco, every vote in san jose, every vote in the bay area, every vote across the state. >> reporter: when cbs cameras arrived early this evening it was easy to see directly into the front windows of meg 2010, but after we informed her campaign of our story tonight the entire front window was covered with this. >
, the calendar says summer is over but mother nature seems to be ignoring it. our anne makovec joins us now from walnut creek to explain that pg&e is urging conservation this morning. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. here in downtown walnut creek, it is hanging around the lower 60s. you can see from this live time and temperature behind me. it's going to get up to 102 here in walnut creek. that creates two issues. number one, it's a "spare the air" day and the possibility of power outages so many people are running their air- conditioning it could lead to overload. that's what happened in castro valley this weekend. more than 30,000 pg&e customers lost power for almost three hours on saturday night. pg&e says it was a heat-related equipment failure issue. the mere thought of not having ac can have us sweating. but this may make things easier on the power grid. shut your windows and keep blinds closed in the morning, right now, to keep cool air trapped in the home. try to remember to turn off lights and appliances either right now or before the sun comes up. do your best to use them
the next 48 hours. elizabeth? >> last-minute decisions. anne makovec, live for us in san rafael, thank you. >>> our other top story this afternoon, the weather. if you haven't noticed, it is hot out there. and tracy humphrey is in the weather center with a first look at our forecast. i think you said earlier, mother nature is a little confused, right? >> yes, i think there is a sense of humor. but for many of us who have been thinking what happened to summer, well, here it is. at least for a couple of days. this is what we're expecting today. plenty of sunshine along the coastline. and that is the place to be. and highs today along the coast, in the mid-70s. and let's talk about the records and we will be flirting with record high temperatures and san rafael's record at 98 degrees on today's date and 97 in san jose, and 92 in mountain view. and 92 in san francisco. and pretty close to san rafael, we're going to hit a 96. san jose, we're going to 97. so we could match that record. or beat it. and mountain view, we're forecasting about two degrees over. so it looks like some cities across th
to ask him, email us at mornings@cbs5.com. elizabeth and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the coroner's office has identified a fourth victim in the explosion. 81-year-old elizabeth torres, a mother of nine. she lived just yards from the blast site. she was home watching the nfl season opener when that explosion hit. she got trapped inside. >>> victims of the blast were honored at last night's giants game. kids from san bruno baseball league took part in the ceremony. the giants donated $3 from every ticket to the recovery effort. that came out to more than $100,000 total. >>> there is much more coverage of the san bruno explosion on our website including we have raw video, news conferences, the 911 tapes, and some information as well on how you can help. just check out cbs5.com. >>> it is 6:06. let's get another extended look at traffic and weather. >> he anna, people having to use their windshield wipers? >> he nan? >> they haven't turned on the metering lights just yet. it's still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere westbound 5
back at the accusations with these documents provided to whitman and the employment agency she used. the campaign says these are the job applications where diaz says she is eligible to work in the united states and her real- looking but fake social security card and driver's license. >> nicky was a friend of our family for nine years. she was in many ways a member of our sended family. i feel badly for her. she is being manipulated and i'm sorry about that. >> reporter: the democratic candidate for governor jerry brown responded, after more of a year whitman demanding immigration policy that holds employers accountable we learn that accountability doesn't extend to her own objections. >> who should be held responsible here? and do you feel that you bear any responsibility? >> as soon as we found that she was an illegal immigrant, then we actually did what we had to do as employer was to let her go. >> anytime one of these illegal people, undocumented, commits a crime or is arrested, they will be subject to deportation. >> you know, last night jerry brown said illegal immigrants who
there is another transportation option. just as fast would save money. simon perez shows us that alternative tonight. simon perez. >> reporter: the big question, what's the best way to get from bart to here to oakland international airport? bart says the best way is a monorail like the ones in las vegas but there is a transportation advocacy group that says no way, a bus is better, faster and cheaper. >>> reporter: this is the way it's done today, to get to oakland international airport bart riders must leave the station and lug their luggage onto air bart the dedicated bus line to the airport. >> i would like the monorail system better because it seems more efficient. >> reporter: that's just what bart is proposing spending nearly half a billion dollars on the oakland airport connector. it's not a bart train. it's an automated monorail like the ones that go between casinos in las vegas. transform is a public transit advocacy group that says spending that kind of money on a monorail is like throwing it into a wood chipper, a waste. instead the group proposes to run buses on -- >> an exclusiv
comfortable because we have a lot of other projects and programs this money can be used for. >> reporter: but councilmembers agree the city does have something to gain from the school district as well, while the district has no operational money it does have capital funds so the two entities are partners up for projects like improving a city swim center on kennedy's campus and a community center at a local park. but we are expecting to see a funding measure on the ballot in 2011. coming up in the next half hour we'll take a look at some of the arguments we'll be hearing next year at this time probably. >> okay. thank you, anne makovec in richmond. >>> plenty of tension during the last two hours of a flight from bangkok to los angeles last night. somebody found a bomb threat on a bathroom mirror on a thai airways flight. there were 189 people on board. as soon as the flight landed at l.a.x., the pilot parked the plane away from the terminal and the fbi moved in. the agents went through the plane, checked luggage, interviewed passenger and crew, found no evidence of explosives and did not
to 1. the jail says that there were concerns that inmates were hoarding soap to use it as weapons and to hide contraband inside. inmates say that they need it to wash their clothes as well as themselves. >>> bay area religious leaders joined together in palo alto today to condemn a florida pastor's plan to burn the koran this weekend. members of christian and jewish congregations among others joined muslim leaders in a show of solidarity. more than a dozen speakers called for religious freedom and tolerance and for a greater understanding of all faiths. tonight that pastor says he is not backing off of plans to burn 100 or more copies of the koran on the anniversary of the september 11th attacks. terry jones of the dove world outreach center has been the subject of international pressure to cancel the event. the city of gainesville has now denied hima burn permit and his web site was shut down. >> we feel that he is an indirect course of violation of our freedom of expression, freedom of speech, because they are trying to shut us down. >> gainesville residents held their own inter
with us. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. a busy news day. >> it is. straight to our breaking news this morning, out of northern california. a giant fireball there last night just around dinner time, dozens of homes destroyed after a huge explosion last night. it was apparently caused by a broken gas line that happened in a san francisco suburb, very close to san francisco international airport. priya david clemens has the latest. priya, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we're right at the edge of where the fire stopped. look at the devastation behind me. you'll see burned out cars, the firefighters still working to make sure all the smoldering flames are out completely. we're seeing little pockets of flames still pop up here and there. see this home has been completely flattened. this is a scene that has been repeated dozens of times throughout this neighborhood. parts of san bruno, california, were turned into a raging inferno around dinner time thursday evening. flames roared some 60 feet into the air as block after block in this residential neighborhood, about fiv
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